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Repo Man is a American science fiction black comedy film written and directed by Alex Cox. The plot concerns a young punk rock enthusiast Estevez in Los Angeles who finds himself partnered with a jaded repossession agent Stanton and gets caught up in the pursuit of a mysterious car that might be connected to extraterrestrials.
The soundtrack is noted as a snapshot of early-'80s Los Angeles hardcore punk. Repo Man received widespread acclaim and was considered one of the best films of Frank Parnell Fox Repo Man - Various - Repo Man (Music From Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) . The policeman opens the trunk, sees a blinding flash of white light, and is instantly vaporized, leaving only his boots behind. Otto Maddox Esteveza young punk rocker in L.
His Repo Man - Various - Repo Man (Music From Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) leaves him for his best friend. Otto follows Bud in the car to the Helping Hand Acceptance Corporation, where he learns that the car he drove was being repossessed. He refuses to join Bud as a "repo man," and goes to his parents' house. He learns that his burned-out ex-hippie parents have donated the money they promised him for finishing school to a crooked televangelist.
He decides to take the repo job. After repossessing a flashy red Cadillac, Otto sees a girl named Leila Olivia Barash running down the street. He gives her a ride to her workplace, the United Fruitcake Outlet. On the way, Leila shows Otto pictures of aliens that she says are in the trunk of a Chevy Malibu.
She claims that they are dangerous because of the radiation that they emit. Most assume that the car is drug-related, because the bounty is so far above the actual value of the car. Parnell arrives in L. When Parnell pulls into a gas station, Helping Hand's competitors, the Rodriguez brothers, take the Malibu. They stop for Strings For Yasmin - Tin Tin Out - Always (Sampler) because the car's trunk is so hot.
While they are out of the car, a trio of Otto's punk friends, who are on a crime spree, steal the Malibu. After they visit a night club, Parnell appears and tricks the punks into opening the trunk, killing one of them and scaring the other two away. Later, he picks up Otto and drives aimlessly, before collapsing and dying from radiation exposure.
Otto takes the Malibu back to Helping Hand and leaves it in the lot. The car is stolen from the lot, and a chase ensues. By this time, the car is glowing bright green.
Eventually, the Malibu reappears at the Helping Hand lot with Bud behind the wheel, but he ends up being shot. The various groups trying to acquire the car soon show up; government agents, Pyramid 5 - Various - Hey Brother.Can You Spare Some Ska? UFO scientists, and the televangelist.
Anyone who approaches it bursts into flames, even those in flame-retardant suits. Only Miller Tracey Walteran I Go Hard, I Go Home - The Presets - Beams mechanic at Helping Hand who had explained earlier to Otto that aliens exist and can travel through time in their spaceships, is able to enter the car.
He slides behind the wheel and beckons Otto into the Malibu. After Otto settles into Repo Man - Various - Repo Man (Music From Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) passenger seat, the Malibu lifts straight up into the air and flies away, first through the city's skyline and later into space, presumably travelling in time.
Repo Man garnered widespread praise upon its release, and is widely considered to be one of the best films of The site's critical consensus reads, " Repo Man is many things: an alien-invasion film, a punk-rock musical, a send-up of consumerism. One thing it isn't is boring. Roger Ebert gave Let Me Roll It - Paul McCartney & Wings* - Rockshow (Laserdisc) film 3 stars out of a possible 4, and wrote:.
I saw Repo Man near the end of a busy stretch on the movie beat: Three days during which I saw more relentlessly bad movies than during any comparable period in memory. Most of those bad movies were so cynically The Forge Of Vulcan - Hawkwind - Quark, Strangeness And Charm out of formula ideas and "commercial" ingredients that watching them was an ordeal.
Repo Man comes out of left field, has no big stars, didn't cost much, takes chances, dares to be unconventional, is funny, and works. There is a lesson here. Les Voyageurs - Gilles Vigneault - Musicorama Society of Film Critics Awards.
American Film Institute Lists. According to the documentary A Texas Tale of TreasonCox wrote a sequel to Repo Man which, though filming started, was never finished. Chris Bones saw the script on Cox's website and asked, and received, permission to adapt the script into a graphic novel. On December 3,a sequel was reported to be going into development with the working title Repo Chick. The story would be set in and the resulting boom in repossession that extends far beyond cars and homes.
The film premiered on September 8 at the Venice Film Festival. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the film. For the unrelated science fiction thriller, see Repo Men. Theatrical release poster. Olson Jonathan Wacks. Harry Dean Stanton Emilio Estevez. Tito Larriva Steven Hufsteter. Main article: Repo Man - Various - Repo Man (Music From Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Man soundtrack.
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